Ornamental Plants



Mealybugs are the most serious pests of many indoor and outdoor ornamental plants causing high economic loss across the world. Mealybugs congregate in large numbers, forming white, cottony masses on plants. They mainly feed on stems and leaves of ornamental plants. Heavy infestation can cause extensive leaf yellowing, premature leaf drop and plant death. Mealybugs can lower flower quality due to extensive feeding leading to low market value. This chapter provides detailed information on various mealybug species affecting several ornamental plants along with management practices.


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  1. 1.Indian Institute of Horticultural ResearchBangaloreIndia

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